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Open Metalcast

Open Metalcast is a regularly-released podcast of the best Creative Commons-Licensed Metal Music available on the net. The podcast features metal music from all over the globe, as well as interviews with Creative Commons metal bands, instrumental music, and industrial metal music.

If you have any suggestions for Creative Commons-Licensed metal music, send them to craig@openmetalcast.com

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Open Metalcast
May 25, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Ah the joys of computers. Can't really do a show without one but damned if this computer wasn't being a bit of a pain in the ass by filling up the root partition (and of course not telling me until it completely shit the bed in the process). But with things mostly back to normal we can talk about the amazing episode we have lined up for your ears. We have new tracks from Shooter, Vemm, and Bolesno Grinje, Lux, Evacuate The City, Afterwind, and Alturuk, as well as brand new material from...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
May 12, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Some sad news to report with this episode. Apparently the album "Larks" is the last "Returning We Hear the Larks" album for the foreseeable future. But "Larks" is an excellent album comprising of re-recorded versions of popular songs spanning the career of Returning We Hear the Larks. Hopefully it won't be the last we hear of this amazing band. And while we end this episode on a bit of a downer we have 45 minutes of ear-punishing Creative Commons Metal starting...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Apr 19, 2015 Craig Maloney
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It's been a few weeks since the last Open Metalcast episode dropped from the skies to shove pitchforks of amazing metal into your earholes. But suffice to say we're back and ready to grant your eardrums the best in Creative Commons Metal Music. We have the latest from The Burial Chamber, Eternal Dream, Interceptor, tao te kin, Dahkma, Logic of Denial and Orphans of Dusk. So sit back, relax, and let the pitchforks poke where they may. (00:09) Fuckinsaurus by The Burial Chamber from Turbulent...
Topics: creatvecommons, metal, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Mar 17, 2015 Craig Maloney
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This episode we decided instead of our normal format we'd try something similar to our neglected (and long overdue) Instrumetalcast episodes and just let the music play straight through. Part of this was tracks selected for this episode lent themselves better to being played with just enough space left in-between them to breathe. This episode features an amazing line-up of tracks from Frigoris, Doodsangst, Odradek Room, Lotus Eater, The Scimitar, WOHEDNESS, Ladder Devils, Screaming At The Sun,...
Topics: metal,creativecommons,openmetalcast, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Mar 3, 2015 Craig Maloney
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It's late here at the Open Metalcast headquarters and we're getting ready to release another jam-packed episode of some of the most crushing Creative Commons metal the world has ever heard. All that stands between us and heading to bed is coming up with a description of what treasures await you in this episode. But how do you describe 9 tracks of the best in Creative Commons Metal? You could start by listing off each of the bands that contribute their amazing music to form a Voltron-esque...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Feb 16, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Here at Open Metalcast Headquarters we're well in the throes of the six more weeks of winter some fucking rodent predicted. Much like watery tarts distributing swords is no basis for a system of government, determining the length of winter based on rodent vision is... huh? What do you mean Groundhog Day was two weeks ago? And we're already well past Twelfth Night, Valentine's day, and Presidents Day too? Hell, before you know it we'll be cursing at egg-and-chocolate-shitting bunnies. But what's...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Feb 3, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Welcome friends to the eleventy-first episode of Open Metalcast, a rather respectable episode number for a podcast. We also managed to get a respectable amount of snow outside the Open Metalcast headquarters, which unfortunately meant a lot of shoveling because SOMEONE never decided to pick up a snow blower for such occasions. Apparently he was too busy picking out great Creative Metal music for this episode including tracks from Savagery, Afterwind, Osmium Guillotine, Archonaut, Æons Collide,...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Dec 23, 2014 Craig Maloney
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If you're anything like us at the Open Metalcast Headquarters you've had it up to your eyeballs with the shitty covers that pass for Christmas music. Instead we present 10 of the finest Creative Commons Metal tracks from across the globe, including Argentina, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, and The United Kingdom. We have music by Los Buscadores del Movimiento Perpetuo, Die Leere im Kern deiner Hoffnung, Wolfshead, Omainen, Exelerate, ASZL, Si Non Sedes Is, Trysth,...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Dec 8, 2014 Craig Maloney
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This week not only marked the 10th anniversary of Dimebag Darerel's death (which seems like it was only yesterday) but also the passing of one of the legends of video games: Ralph Baer. Were it not for the innovations of both Dimebag and Ralph Baer the world would never have known the amazing music of Pantera, and the video game industry as we know it might never have happened. What does this have to do with the show? Not a damn thing but as someone who grew up on games and metal it felt...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Dec 1, 2014 Craig Maloney
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It's the week after Thanksgiving here at OMC headquarters and we couldn't be happier to have yet-another-holiday in the rear-view mirror. Not that we didn't have fun with Thanksgiving, but the lead-up to getting things sorted meant this episode is dropping one week later than it should be. And if you're anything like us you're still recovering from day n+1 of leftovers. But never fear freedom-loving metalheads, because we've lined up some music to help ween you back from your turkey-induced...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Nov 11, 2014 Craig Maloney
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It's no secret I find writing the introductions to these episodes the hardest part of creating the episode. The music has never been a problem as evidenced by the 8 tracks featured in the show. Nope, the worst part is trying to come up with something witty and wonderful to tempt you, the reader, into downloading this episode (which you very well should as there's 30 minutes of great Creative Commons Metal Music waiting for you at that handy little download link. And I've mentioned one of my...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Nov 3, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Recently we got the chance to speak with Ben Hiteman from the band Catapult the Dead. Catapult the dead released their album "All is Sorrow" which consists of a single 37 minute track intended to be listened in one sitting,. We spoke with Ben about the creation of the All is Sorrow album, the formation of the band, and about their upcoming projects and tours. (04:19) Nothing Comes From The Well - All Is Sorrow Pt 1 by Catapult The Dead from All Is Sorrow (BY-NC-ND) (13:56) Sacrament -...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Oct 27, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Ever felt like you can't make a decision about something? That happened to me recently when trying to put together this show. It seems October is the month where a lot of bands release their music so I had over 20 tracks set up to play in this show. I couldn't decide which ones to put into the final show so I made some tough choices and bumped some tracks to future episodes. But talk about being spoiled for choice! There's new music from show-favorites Memest, along with new music from Delyria,...
Topics: metal, openmetalcast, creativecommons
Open Metalcast
Sep 30, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Ever have one of those weeks where you completely blank out on something that you need to do but can't for the life of you remember what that was? Unfortunately I completely blanked out on releasing the latest episode of Open Metalcast for most of September. Whoops. But in that time bands have released an amazing amount of music; enough for several shows. So I apologize for the delay but hopefully the music will more than make up for it. First up is the straight-up thrash of Nuclear, followed...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Sep 1, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Over in the USA we're coming off of celebrating Labor Day which is a day where some folks get to they day off while others get to go in to work. It's a crazy little holiday but it gave me some extra time to peruse the net for the best in Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music. And we have a great episode lined up with music from Legions, Cleaver, Storm Cry, Ancient Emblem, Catapult The Dead, Deep Sea Thunder Beast, Lucifer In The Sky With Diamonds, Schematics for Gravity, and Cryogen Second. So...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast, openmetalcast, creativecommons
Open Metalcast
Aug 19, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Things have been rather busy a the Open Metalcast Headquarters as of late. We had one of the storms of the century rip through our neighborhood last week. Fortunately we didn't have too much damage but we still had to do some impromptu moving of some waterlogged stuff. We're just getting things back to some semblance of normal around here, which means we're ready to bring you the Creative Commons Metal Music you crave. We have brand new Deep Space Destructors off of their cleverly named album...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Aug 4, 2014 Craig Maloney
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In the novel 1984 there is a room called Room 101 wherein the "Ministry of Love" subjects prisoners to their worst fears, phobias and nightmares. Apparently George Orwell named it after a meeting room at the BBC where he would be subjected to tedious meetings. Episode 101 is far from tedious though, although there may still be nightmares, fears and phobias lurking within these files. If you're afraid of snails or slugs you might want to avoid Slugde's latest album Gastronomicon....
Topics: metal, openmetalcast, creativecommons, openmetalcast, creativecommons
Open Metalcast
Jul 21, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Open Metalcast celebrates our milestone episode release with the release of episode 100. I had a few ideas floating around for what I could do with this episode. I thought of doing a retrospective episode highlighting artists played on the show. Perhaps it could be over several episodes? Several ideas percolated through my mind but ultimately one idea won out: just release a damn episode and say "hey, it's episode 100" in the notes for the episode. So here we are, along with new music...
Topics: metal, openmetalcast, creativecommons, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Jul 8, 2014 Craig Maloney
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There's a tradition in the United States of America that folks are called upon to serve as jury in court cases. Fortunately I wasn't called this time around so I have some extra time to bring you the best in Creative Commons License Metal Music. This episode features brand new music from Colosso and Muldjord as well as music by In My Shiver, Black Monolith, Epitimia, Treitim, Aathma, Skein and Macabre Demise. But unlike trials in the USA we'll let you judge for yourself which of these albums...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Jun 10, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Dear Fans of Open Metalcast. I have a confession to make. It has been six long months since the last Instrumetalcast. Six months you've had to wait for arguably one of the more popular channels of Open Metalcast. I have failed you time and time again to bring you the best Creative Commons Licensed Instrumental Metal Music. No more. Your long wait is over, and as penance I have compiled almost an hour and thirty minute apology with such bands as Steamforged, Brunt, Alpha Male Tea Party, Town...
Topics: creativecommons, metal, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
May 26, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Time was in the early days of the Internet there weren't many options for finding new music. However once better bandwidth came about the Internet became a wonderful and strange place indeed. Where else could one find a Symphonic Metal Opera album about My Little Pony (that's actually really good)? And where else could you find more a seemingly endless source of metal music from talented bands like Napalm Strike, Obsidian Throne, Wildernessking, Old Wainds, Lycanthia, Maniac Butcher, and the...
Topics: metal, openmetalcast, creativecommons
Open Metalcast
May 12, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Many years ago when I was heavily into Dream Theater I stumbled upon a band that sounded interesting but was unable to hear their music (this was before Youtube made it insanely easy to hear most of mankind's recorded output). The band was Spock's Beard and I bought several of their albums sight-unseen from the Thoughts mailing list admin (Thanks, Lisa!). Fortunately in this day and age with sites like Jamendo and Bandcamp you don't have to guess what an album sounds like and once I heard the...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Apr 28, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Things are starting to return to normal at the Open Metalcast compound. We return to our usual show schedule with 8 tracks of awesome Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music. Episode 95 features tracks from Pyrit, All Your Lies, Endtape, Cara Neir, The Conjuration, Thou, Zeugen der Leere, and the Hammond-Organ explosion of The Grave Dolls. Shownotes after the break: (00:10) Päste by Pyrit from Jazdec bez hlavy (BY-NC-SA) (03:28) Mindless by All Your Lies from Demo (BY-NC-ND) (07:11) Get Up by...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Apr 21, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Regular listeners of the show may notice this episode posting later than normal. That's because the normal posting date was during Pycon and I was hanging out in beautiful Montréal Canada enjoying the largest gathering of Python developers in the world. And I'm recovering from Easter weekend and a ham hangover. But lest this devolve into your typical blog post we've compiled 8 tracks of some amazing metal music, starting off with Sam Whitaker (feat. Jake Barnes of the Final Chapter), as well...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Mar 31, 2014 Craig Maloney
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It's been one of those weeks here at the Open Metalcast Headquarters where you have to wonder "what next?". It's enough to make you feel like a chicken with your head cut off. Though with the amazing Creative Commons metal music in this episode it's more like the chicken had its head ripped clean off; especially with the likes of power-metalers Noble Beast and Twilight Messenger leading the way. Not far behind though is a new track from Headwires, and the long-awaited new album from...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Mar 17, 2014 Craig Maloney
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We're starting to see a thaw at the Open Metalcast headquarters and with it is the realization that maybe we'll make it through this winter after all. Fortunately the Internet connection has stayed strong (knock on fake-wood) so we've been able to scurry through the net to find the finest in Creative Commons Metal to help keep your ears nice and toasty warm. Joining us this episode are trakcs from Trocotombix, We Are Idols, Recursion, Skein, Larion, Oblivion's Garden, Oblivion, Cara Neir,...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Mar 3, 2014 Craig Maloney
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My least favorite "holiday" of the year is when Daylight Savings Time happens. For no apparent reason most of the known world decides to arbitrarily shift their clocks one hour ahead. This results in me losing an hour of sleep which makes me rather angry. And when I get angry there's nothing I want more than a bunch of metal music blaring in my ears. Which, coincidentally this episode delivers with artists like Colosso, Carnivora, Muldjord, Allochiria, Iskra, and Sun Worship. It also...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Feb 17, 2014 Craig Maloney
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A friend on IRC (Hi Greg) thought it might be neat to have an episode of post-rock / post-metal music. He might get his wish some day because apparently I can't leave well-enough alone without mixing things up with sludge, doom, desert, and black metal. So Greg, I'll get to that post-rock show sometime in the near future. But to make up for it this 90th episode is made up of 9 tracks around 9 minutes long weighing in at 90 minutes (seeing a pattern here?) Featuring music from HELA, Morgue of...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Feb 4, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Call me an old fogey but I still get excited to tear open the shrink-wrap of a brand new album, especially when it's from a band that I enjoy like Deep Space Destructors album II. Part of the joy was listening to their bonus track Sykli which I believe is only available on CD. But I know some of you have eschewed the physical realm for the more tidy and sanitary digital realm so with Deep Space Destructors' kind permission I've included it in this episode. And lest you miss that new-music smell...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Jan 20, 2014 Craig Maloney
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We're back from a brief hiatus to make you grateful you still have hearing, still have electricity, and still have enough bandwidth to download over 40 minutes of the best Creative Commons licensed metal music the world has to offer. We have such amazing bands as Nucleus, the latest from Gabezia, Day40, an upcoming release from TORT, Fitcage, SIYLIT, as well as the very latest and long anticipated albums from Oyabun and Snake Thursday. And just in case that wasn't enough we have crazy shit from...
Topics: metal, openmetalcast, creativecommons
Open Metalcast
Jan 20, 2014 Craig Maloney
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One of the ways that I try to get around writing one of these introductions to an episode (which is coincidentally the hardest part about putting together an episode) is to take a peek at Wikipedia to see if there's anything interesting related to the episode number. Apparently 88 is considered by the Chinese to be a number of fortune and good luck which is something that I wish for you as you listen to this episode. As luck would have it there's 8 tracks in this episode as well full of the...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Jan 6, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Well 2014 has started off rather cold and snowy at the Open Metalcast bunker. Fortunately the network connection has withstood the elements and we've been able to find some great music to start off the new year right. We've got music by At Daggers Drawn, Firestorm, Just Another, Coalest, NAJA, DSW, and a killer piece from Mean Messiah. And though we don't have any scientific proof I'm pretty sure headbanging can prevent frostbite. OK maybe not, but it does make the day go by quicker when you're...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Dec 21, 2013 Craig Maloney
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It's been way too long since the last Instrumetalcast so to make up for it here's an extra-long episode for your listening enjoyment. Hopefully it'll tide you over into the new year where these episodes will be more frequent. Shownotes and more after the break: (00:27) Continuum by CRYOGEN from Continuum (BY-NC-ND) (05:21) A Dæmon Hunted​/​The Flight of Perseus by Returning We Hear the Larks from Far-Stepper/Of Wide Sea [Instrumental] (BY-SA) (18:43) Movement 2 - Andante by Daniel Bautista...
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Open Metalcast
Dec 9, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Welcome back to Open Metalcast, bringing you the best in Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music. I am the host of the Club Metal portion of the podcast and today we have a special guest. We worked hard to set up this interview over space and time and I am delighted to be able to present to you an interview with none other than the band Patient Zero. You might not know them now but in the future. your future. this is a big deal. Let's just say that we're lucky to have this chance to speak with a...
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Open Metalcast
Dec 9, 2013 Craig Maloney
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The term "Cult of the New" is a term used in the boardgame circles to (sometimes derogatorily) refer to people who are constantly in search of the latest releases at the expense of ignoring some of the older releases. This show is about putting on the brakes for a bit and slowing down to re-listen to some of the bands that we've featured on the podcast before such as Rase, Neverside, Panic.0, Inordem, Nuestros Derechos, Overlord, Les Chants de Nihil, Anthemon, Spawn from Deceit and...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Nov 24, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Rushing to get this episode out the door because the night I normally have to get the episode put together will be full of me catching the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who on the big screen. No spoilers, please. But what we do have is an episode chock full of some amazing artists starting with the anticipated release of the new Cryogen album "Continuum" (which is quickly becoming a favorite here). We've also got music from Desvirginizagore, Aborym, Rejekts, Soundcrafters, CEMENTERIO,...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Nov 11, 2013 Craig Maloney
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One of the items that the Voyager 1 Spacecraft sent along with it on its voyage outside of our solar system was a gold-plated. It's probably the only gold compilation album in existence trhat features Mozart, Chuck Berry, and indigenous music from across the globe. Plus it has a wicked B-side that shows aliens how to find us should they be able to figure out the code. Luckily your computer should be able to figure out the bits that make up the latest Open Metalcast show so you won't need to...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Oct 29, 2013 Craig Maloney
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When looking up the number 83 on Wikipedia for the 83rd episode of Open Metalcast, I ran across some number facts. Apparently "83 is the sum of three consecutive primes (23 + 29 + 31) as well as the sum of five consecutive primes (11 + 13 + 17 + 19 + 23)." It's also a highly cototient number. What does that mean? Hell if I know, but I do know this episode has some highly charged metal to detonate inside your ear canals. We've got music from Beta Decay, The Rinn, Ceremony of Darkness,...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Oct 25, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Welcome to the third Halloween Episode of Open Metalcast, where we unleash the strange, the wicked, and the bizarre to thrill, excite, and scare the candy-corn right out of you. There's plenty of music here for your Halloween party, or for grabbing the candy bags from those slow-poke kids. Whatever your hearts desire this Halloween we have your soundtrack covered. (00:08) The Rotting Revolt by Dark Asylum Music from Midnight (BY-NC-SA) (01:17) Spiderlady by Covered In Bees from Portland Death...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Oct 15, 2013 Craig Maloney
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One of the most dangerous places for me is inside of a record store. It's like throwing a hyperactive child into a candy store: before you know it my arms are filled with new and used CDs and I'm busy trying to figure out which will make the cut. This show is no different: I thought I wasn't going to have enough material to make the show, and suddenly I had more than enough. But my problem is your gain, as we have three upcoming tracks from various albums, starting with Cryogen's latest album...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Oct 1, 2013 Craig Maloney
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I'm not sure what shutting the US government will prove to anyone, but I hope it doesn't mean that the Internet will shut down any time soon. Otherwise how will I get you this phenomenal Creative Commons Music? Carrier Pigeon? Hopefully not, as there's a lot of music in this episode, including tracks from Amaroth, Desert Icons, The Reptillians, Bisento, Endless Heights, Etherbeer, NUTRITION, and a receont convert to the Creative Commons scene: Gabezia. But rest assured I have my carrier pigeons...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Sep 16, 2013 Craig Maloney
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It was my birthday last weekend, and as part of my celebration I not only got the opportunity to watch one of my friends get married, but I also got a nice little cold to go with it. So the Open Metalcast studios are a little under the weather. But the show must go on, as it were, and the best Creative Commons metal music available is the best prescription for what might ail you. We've got a mix of great metal from Taketh, Kudai, NUTRITION, Neverside, Civil War, Patrons of the Rotting Gate,...
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Open Metalcast
Sep 2, 2013 Craig Maloney
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In my never-ending quest to put things off until the very last minute (a habit carefully honed over the mumble mumble years of my existence) I'm putting this show together mere moments before the Tuesday that it normally releases. Of course that day is Monday, which is a holiday here in the United States, so that means I'm later than usual. But I'm glad that I did, because this episode managed to catch the brand-new release from Anima Adversa's latest album. We also have new releases from...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Aug 19, 2013
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I plead complete ignorance over all matters sportball or otherwise sports-related (save for hockey season when the Detroit Red Wings are doing well that season). So seeing an EP of sportball-related songs come across my desk isn't that intriguing. But when it's a CC-licensed album of tightly crafted sportball songs that also comes across the Metal Injection desk, then I take notice. I also take notice when I see new albums from some of my favorite artists like Mountain Mirrors and Agónica. And...
Topics: metal, creativecommons, openmetalcast, creativecommons, openmetalcast
Open Metalcast
Aug 5, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Ever gone to the store for just one thing, and realized at the checkout lane that you have more than one thing to purchase? That's what happened with this episode. I already had most of the episode ready to go, but a quick trip to Bandcamp and Jamendo net so much more music that I decided to throw in a few more songs this episode. There's something in here for everyone, so give it a listen, and whatever you do don't look at the credit card receipt OK? Shownotes after the break. (00:11) Martyr...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 22, 2013 Craig Maloney
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After a brief hiatus we decided to make up for it by just blasting your eardrums with non-stop metal music. In that spirit we only have four words for you: "shut up and mosh". Oh, and one more sentence, but that's it. Show notes after the break. There, that should do it. (00:25) Force fed resistance by Dejadeath from ¡¡¡Viva dios!!! (BY-NC-ND) (04:47) Austin Deathtrip - Cain by Austin Deathtrip from Texas Bulldozer (BY-NC-SA) (08:15) 02 - Зеркала (Mirrors) by Prospekt69 from...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 27, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Too long have we waited in the shadows, hoping for a change that never comes. The time to wait is over, now it is time to act. (00:24) My Life Last Breath by Acumen Nation from Anticore (BY-NC-ND) (04:06) Machine Vision by I:Scintilla from Optics (BY-NC-ND) (08:42) No Longer (feat. Nyku Decode) (Mind-Sex Mix by Freaky Mind) by Dirty Bird 13 from Mix Collector (None) (16:09) Cyber Female by Fetish’ist from Synthematika Four (BY-NC-ND) (20:27) Triumph by Neurotech from (Single) (BY-SA) (24:13)...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 24, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Summer has hit hard here at the Open Metalcast studios, and unfortunately there isn't any air conditioning in here. It's 87F in here, and while the fans are going full-tilt, there's some comfort in knowing this episode has some of the finest Creative Commons Metal music the net has to offer. including some hot-off-the-presses Returning We Hear The Larks, as well as Project: Roenwolfe (one of the many bands from Masters of Metal Productions), Slash Dementia, The Multiverse Concept, Marker...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 10, 2013 Craig Maloney
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74 is the atomic number of Tungsten, which is Nordic for "Heavy Stone", and perfect to title this episode of Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music. There's a little something for everyone, whether you're into the sludge of Spaceking; the speed the soaring power metal of Judicator, ApócryphA, or Diary of Destruction; the folk metal hybrids of Hok-Key and Калевала, the melodic metal of Trihexyn; or the what-the-hell-was-that of Lambda Shaman. Whatever your tastes, you'll find...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 6, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Recently we got the chance to speak with Ryan Conner of the melodic death-metal band Cryogen. Cryogen are currently Kickstarting their new album Continuum. We spoke with Ryan about their current discography, and how you can help make their new album a reality. (05:26) The Pain We Endure by CRYOGEN from This Nightmare (BY-NC-ND) (12:54) Episode 666 (In Flames cover) by CRYOGEN from Psalms of Deceit (re-release) (BY-NC-ND) (24:10) Agnosis by CRYOGEN from Despara (BY-NC-ND) (38:56) Break these...
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Open Metalcast
May 28, 2013
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There's an old saying in electronics that refers to releasing the magic smoke whenever you do something to fry a piece of hardware. Well, my laziness got the best of me, and I released the magic smoke on my trusty desktop computer's motherboard when I swapped out a power supply without pulling the old modular cables. So, this episode is later than usual, but hopefully a belated music-filled episode is better than no episode, and there's a bunch of great stuff in this episode, including new...
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Open Metalcast
May 14, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Ugh. It's full-bore allergy season here, and apparently everything is being marked for death by my body. So to celebrate (?) we've lined up 8 tracks of music loud enough to make even the most stuffed ears hear clearly. And lest you think it's just the allergy medicine talking near the end of the episode, yes, that's just Judicator singing in German for their upcoming album. And you're probably over Crabcore, but are you ready for Duckgrind? It's an episode you won't want to miss, no matter how...
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Open Metalcast
Apr 30, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Finishing up this episode while recovering from the amazing convention known as Penguicon which happened this weekend. One of the highlights was one of the staff members dressed in corpse-paint and a hula skirt behind a Tiki bar. That's pretty unconventional, but what's even more unconventional (outside of being, well, outside of the convention) is the cadre of chaos we have in store for you in this episode. There's new stuff by Substance Black, Black Market Serotonin, and Samsara, as well as...
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Open Metalcast
Apr 15, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Tax season is over (is that why my wallet feels lighter? Must be a new weight loss program.) Hopefully this season was kind to you, but if even if it wasn't, we still have the finest Creative Commons Licensed metal music to suit whatever mood the tax folks put you in. This show is pretty straightforward (unlike the tax code) with 8 awesome bands ready to tear your ear-holes a new one, including new music from Sedulity, Bronze, and Legions Ablaze. You might not be able to deduct the damage your...
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Open Metalcast
Apr 1, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Are the April Fools Jokes done yet? Seems every April Fools I want to disconnect from the Internet and find a secret, undisclosed bunker until it's all over. Fortunately we were able to pick up some great music before the April Fools nonsense really took effect, and were able to bury ourselves in our headphones while the "jokes" flew overhead. And we have some serious metal music for you, with the first EP from Keoma kicking off the show. There's also some great tracks from Kill the...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 18, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Back when there were record stores, there were some places that sold compilation albums of different artists. Sometimes they were full priced, and other times they were either inexpensive or free. There's also certain magazines like Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, and PROG that also ship with compilation discs. I always look forward to these discs because they give me a chance to sample bands I might not otherwise hear. Our friends at Metal Libre have put together a series of (currently four)...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 4, 2013 Craig Maloney
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While putting together this week's episode for Metal Injection Radio I noticed a lot of material that I had on my disk for a while but hadn't put into an episode. So I picked a sample of the material you will hear on Metal Injection Radio this week and put it together in this episode. So give it a spin, and check out more great Creative Commons Metal Music during the Open Metalcast show on Metal Injection Radio. (00:10) War Of Hate by Weird Blend from Weird Blend (BY-NC-SA) (02:44) Those Who...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 1, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Recently we got the chance to speak with Tony C. of the band Judicator, and one of the founders of the label Masters of Metal Productions. Masters of Metal Productions started off as the label offshoot of the Masters of Metal Forum, and has grown into a much larger metal music label. We spoke with Tony about the band Judicator, the beginnings of Masters of Metal, and how the label continues to grow and find new talent. (06:30) Heroes and Villains by Judicator from Heroes and Villains (BY-NC-ND)...
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Open Metalcast
Feb 17, 2013
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Apparently there was a meteor that exploded with enough force over Russia to break windows and cause all sorts of problems for people. Hopefully your neighbors' windows will be strong enough to withstand the sonic detonation awaiting you in this episode. And there's plenty of music in this episode with two longer tracks from Lacaille's Shroud and Visions of Tragedy. Lest you think this is another "Long Songs" episode, we finish off with some shorter fare from New Folder, Head Takers,...
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Open Metalcast
Feb 5, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Apparently there was a power outage during the Super Bowl that lasted around 34 minutes. I wish we'd known earlier, because this episode of Open Metalcast weighs in around 39 minutes of Creative Commons Metal Music. Instead of dead air waiting for some sportball to resume, you could have been listening to all of the great music in this show. Alas, they probably filled the time with useless banter and commercials. At least you'll be able to hear some of the finest Creative Commons Metal Music...
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Open Metalcast
Jan 22, 2013 Craig Maloney
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In memory of Aaron Swartz, whom I never met, but without whom this show would not be possible. (01:13) Inherent by Decode the Design from Chaos Lanes EP (BY-NC-ND) (05:48) Only Suffering is Free by Anagnorisis from Ghosts of Our Fathers (BY-NC-ND) (10:35) Politicold by Severed Fifth from Liberate (BY-NC-SA) (22:34) Free by Ex Animo from Sentience (BY-NC-ND) (29:11) Time for a change by Become Wrath from Crush them (BY-NC-ND) (35:52) IBRIDOMA - Face to Face by UNDERGROUNDZINE from SOUNDS FROM...
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Open Metalcast
Jan 8, 2013 Craig Maloney
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2013 is going to be a great year. Don't believe me? Well, for starters, in this first episode of 2013, we have over 45 minutes of awesome Creative Commons metal music to ring your eardrums into the new year. Hopefully your new year resolution isn't giving up metal, because you won't want to miss these great releases. And if your New Year's Resolution is being more generous, you're in luck, because you can share these tracks with your friends, neighbors, or whomever you like. Just make sure to...
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Open Metalcast
Dec 19, 2012 Craig Maloney
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Some believe the Mayans predicted the end of the world will happen this Friday. But what would cause the world to end? Asteroids? Global Warming? In our holiday episode, we find it's far, far worse than that, and only Santa's Christmas Elves have the power to stop the oncoming apocalypse. It's a race to find out what unspeakable horrors await the fate of humanity! (02:26) Blue Christmas by Bobnoxious from Ho Ho Ho (BY) (04:15) The World Ends (before christmas) by The Data Body from Volume Two...
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Open Metalcast
Dec 17, 2012 Craig Maloney
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Four months since last transmission. Stop. Must make next transmission or face termination. Stop. Last transmission of this solar year. Stop. Message Ends. (00:24) 21st Century Antichrist by Khadaver from New World Disorder (BY-NC-ND) (04:28) Biorobot (refined) by Kuroshio from Biomechanic (BY-NC-ND) (09:35) Another Empty Day by Patient Zero from Post-Industrial Revolution (BY-NC-SA) (13:50) H. Zombie - El Dia de los Muertos by H. Zombie from Mutation (BY-NC) (18:37) A Clouded Mind by Neurotech...
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Open Metalcast
Dec 11, 2012 Craig Maloney
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Our cat appears to have recovered from her surgery, because she was driving me insane by turning off my computer while producing this episode. But, as they say, neither snow, nor sleet, nor tap-dancing cat on the UPS button can stop the metal from flowing. Or is that the mail? Anyway, we have 9 of the finest Creative Commons metal tracks waiting to tap-dance on your eardrums, so let's get to it before the cat turns off the UPS again. (00:09) Burn the Candle at both ends by No More Silence from...
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Open Metalcast
Nov 30, 2012 Craig Maloney
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Welcome back to Open Metalcast, bringing you the best in Creative Commons licensed metal music. Recently we got the chance to speak with Benjamin Soubille. Benjamin is a man of many hats. He's one half of the the band Sanctuarii, and has a solo project: "Megaptere". On top of that, he's founded his own record label: Open Metal Records (no relationship to this podcast), with the goal of releasing Creative Commons licensed metal music. We spoke about the Open Metal Records label, his...
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Open Metalcast
Nov 27, 2012 Craig Maloney
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Things have been a little busy around the Open Metalcast compound, so this episode is actually comprised of tracks I was hoping to put together for the next Instrumetalcast episode. Hopefully this will satiate your primal lust for Creative Commons music, and the hunger for another Instrumetalcast with one combined episode. And while these songs have been in my backlog for a while, they're by no means back-burner material, with the latest by Cloudkicker, Depths, The Multiverse Concept, Judd...
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Open Metalcast
Nov 13, 2012 Craig Maloney
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60 episodes. 60 seconds in a minute. 60 minutes in an hour. What does it mean? I'm not sure, but I do know this is the 60th episode of Open Metalcast, and it will spin your ear drums around like a record player on 78rpm. We've got brand new music from Samsara, Manuscriptum, Born of the Stars, as well as The Canyon Observer, and more music from Atsphear, Era Vulgaris, and Leka. Plus we dig into the Jamendo vaults and find some Nippercreep to funk things up a bit. Forget saving daylight, just use...
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Open Metalcast
Oct 30, 2012 Craig Maloney
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While Hurricane Sandy delivers hopefully the last of her Frankenstorm-like powers upon the East Coast, we have our own Creative Commons Metal storm brewing. And while we won't have reporters telling you the obvious "it's wet out here", we do have some of the finest music the net has to offer waiting to unleash upon your earholes. So hunker down, and let the net share the best in Creative Commons Metal with you. (00:11) The Storm by Atsphear from The Storm (BY-NC-ND) (04:42)...
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Open Metalcast
Oct 26, 2012 Craig Maloney
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Welcome to the second of our Open Metalcast Halloween episodes, where we bring you Halloween music scare you. Heck who are we fooling; it's music to listen to while you steal candy from kids who can't outrun you. Whatever your poison this Halloween, we have some Creative Commons licensed metal to sooth the savage beast better than a bowl of candy corn. (01:21) Werewolves by The Horror Cast from Cities of Deception (BY-NC-ND) (06:29) Leatherface by Skitzo from Synusar'sukus (BY-NC-SA) (09:46) My...
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Open Metalcast
Oct 18, 2012 Craig Maloney
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Welcome back to Open Metalcast, bringing you the best in Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music. Recently we got the chance to speak with Devin and James of the Neologist. The Neologist is a two-piece band that has produced exceptionally faithful covers of songs from In Flames and Soilwork, as well as two awesome full-length albums. We spoke to them about their first album, "The 26 Letters of Your Universe", their latest album "The Promise of Eternal Separation", the origins...
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Open Metalcast
Oct 16, 2012 Craig Maloney
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In South American mythology, the number 58 is usually associated with curses misfortune, allegedly because of the association with the 58 original sins. Luckily, the number 58 in this context means another set of great Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music for your aural pleasures. We have brand new music from show-favorite PhaZer, as well as some new favorites like Leka, No Mans Legion, Sanctuarii, and Pursuance. Also some more great music by Broken Clown, Circle of Moebius, and Black Cohosh...
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Open Metalcast
Oct 2, 2012 Craig Maloney
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These are the continuing voyages of the podcast Open Metalcast, continuing to bring you the finest Creative Commons musical treasures from distant Internet sites. And we have some treasures indeed, with 8 superb tracks for your listening edification, including one from Texas rockers Atomic Opera, and their 1999 album Alpha and Oranges. If you like Kings X or Galactic Cowboys, you'll definitely want to listen through to the end of this episode. (00:09) The Fall of an Empire by The Neologist from...
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Open Metalcast
Sep 18, 2012 Craig Maloney
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(00:09) Disemotional by Mixture from Disemotional (BY-NC-ND) (05:05) Plague And Fire by Discreation from Plague And Fire (BY-NC-ND) (08:35) What I've Become by Killwire from Empty Cell Demo (BY-NC-ND) (12:10) Iron and Wood by Cabeza de Caballo from (Single) (BY-NC-ND) (17:14) Never Forget by Ruin of Remembrance from Second World (BY-NC-SA) (22:16) Forgone by Lycanthia from Oligarchy (BY-ND) (29:40) Big Crunch by The Foetal Mind from The Grand Contraction (BY-ND) (37:01) Space Dojo 2 (Billy and...
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Open Metalcast
Sep 4, 2012 Craig Maloney
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Extra-length songs for your listening pleasure. (01:32) KRUH Z OHNĚ A OCELI by DROM from Hectop (BY-SA) (12:18) Вместо них by PLATZDARM from Сквозь стекло (BY-NC-SA) (21:20) Tehomoth - Make me Believe by Tehomoth from Demo (BY-NC-ND) (32:18) Cover of Smoke by Iron Thrones from Visions of Light (BY-NC-ND) (44:22) Seattle by Cloudkicker from Fade (BY-NC-SA) (54:26) 04.Psychocean - Embryonal Confinement by Psychocean from Embryonal Confinement (BY-NC-ND) (1:04:58) Xeric...
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